– Chateau Whistler’s Chef Bendig Hones In on Hyper-Local –
Whistler B.C. July 18, 2019 – In June, Fairmont Chateau Whistler executive sous chef Derek Bendig announced that his 2019 Food Day Canada (FDC) dinner will be comprised entirely of ingredients from the Whistler Farmer’s Market, located just steps from the hotel’s front doors. Today chef Bendig released the complete menu ahead of the August 3, 2019 dinner.
The Whistler Farmer’s Market welcomes local farmers, purveyors, artisans, bakers, and entrepreneurs twice-weekly. From Lillooet’s Spray Creek to Squamish’s Spark Kombucha, the local product of countless market partners will be showcased on the seven-course menu under the creative cookery of Chef Bendig.
*N’QUATQUA RAINBOW TROUT
romanesco, radish, peas, turnip,
rooftop nasturtium, smoked trout velouté
RAINSHADOW COLLECTIVE PADRON PEPPERS
stuffed with Golden Ears Neufchatel,
Salt Spring island herb salt, fried zucchini blossoms
SPRAY CREEK RANCH PORK
stuffed trotter with green pea pureé,
guanciale wrapped pork loin with horseradish turnip pureé,
cabbage wrapped crepinette with carrot and rooftop honey pureé
ALPINE FIREWEED AND RHUBARB-SPRUCE TIP GRANITÉ
Pemberton Distillery Elderflower Liqueur
SPRAY CREEK RANCH PASTURE RAISED CHICKEN
chicken breast sous vide, leg meat, offal,
Pemberton potato ragu, crisp skin, poached egg
SPRAY CREEK ROSE VEAL CHUCK
cooked 24 hours, kale and morel mushroom cream,
Madeira jus, kale chip
CHERRY ON THE ‘HONEY’ CAKE:
Goldstrike honey, AIG summerland cherries,
Bowen Island herb smoked salt, powdered raspberries
ginger-berry kombucha pearls
Like last year, each course will paired with wine from Penticton’s Roche Wines, which is dedicated to natural, artisanal farming and winemaking.
The 2019 Food Day Canada event at Fairmont Chateau Whistler will take place on Saturday, August 3 at 6:00 p.m. at The Wildflower. Tickets are already on sale and selling fast. Priced at CAD $149 plus administration fees, they can be purchased online at Eventbrite.
*The only product not currently available at the Whistler Farmer’s Market is N’Quatqua Rainbow Trout.
About Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, discover a chateau-style hotel with luxurious rooms, a wide array of dining options, award winning golf and a full-service spa. Opened in 1989 with 528 guestrooms and 32,000 square feet of meeting space, this mountain resort is the ideal location for a leisure stay as well as meetings and incentive programs. For more information on luxury Whistler getaways and special offers, please call Fairmont Chateau Whistler at 1-800 606-8244 or visit online at www.chateau-whistler/com
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Fairmont Chateau Whistler
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